Academic Lecture Coordination

Merlin MCCAcademic lecture coordination is a service aimed at facilitating the sharing of ideas & advancement of knowledge.  It involves several moving parts, including marketing, venue or speaker booking, fee negotiation, logistics and more.  Large-scale lecture coordination typically occurs by way of “speakers bureaus”– i.e., companies that facilitate a large variety of academic & non-academic speakers for clients.  Smaller-scale lecture coordination companies offer the same sort of thing but are generally smaller in scope relative to the number & kinds of speakers, audience and areas of expertise.  Our organization fits into this latter category.

The value of academic lecture coordination is tremendous.  Whether you are an academician or professional looking to share your thoughts or an institution or venue seeking an academic speaker,  lecture coordinators can help clear the path for success.  In addition to saving you time & increasing your opportunity for exposure, lecture coordinators can eliminate the frustration & logistical “tap dancing” involved with trying to locate, secure and manage speaking gigs.

Ideas are important.  As a speaker, you want to get them out there; as a venue/institution, you want to provide a platform for them to be shared.  A good academic lecture coordinator can help you stay the course & succeed.

What We Offer

We specialize in small-scale academic lecture coordination in the fields of philosophy and psychology.  Our areas of emphasis include topics related to death & dying, quality of life, happiness & meaning, loss, change & grief, elder interests, and nature. We offer coordination services for speakers and venues/institutions.

Service Details

As a non-profit organization focused on philosophy & psychology, our services are a bit unique.   Providing you with an opportunity to share your ideas & participate in philosophical dialogue (either as a speaker or host/venue) is our focus.   This means that we operate in ways atypical of most coordination service providers and strive to go above & beyond.  We offer unique major, minor & basic lecture coordination packages, flexible options & sliding scale rates based on need:

Major Engagement
A major engagement includes the Academic Lecture and at least two of the following:

  • Class Presentation
  • Book Signing
  • Guest Speaker at a campus event or relevant department

Minor Engagement
A minor engagement includes the Academic Lecture and either:

  • Class Presentation
  • Book Signing

Basic Engagement
A basic engagement includes the Academic Lecture only.

What To Expect

Speakers (looking to share their ideas) & venues/hosts (looking to hire an academic speaker) can expect several things from our lecture coordination services.  Among these:

  • Personalized Care
  • Flexible Planning
  • Marketing & Outreach
  • Logistical Management
  • Website & Digital Presence
  • And more…

Learn more about our speaking engagement fees (hosts/venues) & speaking compensation rates (speakers).  Please be sure to inquire about our sliding scale rates and request an eligibility intake form if you feel you might qualify for financial hardship!


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